Executive Team

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Tuvia Barlev

Founder and Executive Chairman
Tuvia Barlev is a seasoned serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in high-technology leadership in military, telecommunications, e-commerce, and clean energy.  Co-founder of Actelis Networks in 1999, Mr. Barlev served as the company’s President and CEO for more than 11 years and elevating Actelis to being the world’s leading supplier of broadband over copper solutions. Prior to joining Actelis, he was head of the R&D organization at Teledata (acquired by ADC in 1998), a global supplier of advanced digital loop carrier (DLC) equipment. Previously, Mr. Barlev served as a senior research officer with the Israeli government, and he was also founder, Executive Chairman/ Acting CEO at companies including Superfish Inc., a leading provider of visual search technology; Leyden Energy, a leading supplier of breakthrough battery technology; Adyounet Inc., provider of advanced direct marketing services over the Web; and SafePeak LTD., provider of hot data acceleration platform for Big Data across the cloud.  Tuvia holds BSC and MSEE degrees from Tel Aviv University, both Summa Cum Laude.

 

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Matt Giuliano

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Customer Service
Matt Giuliano brings more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications and networking industries to Actelis, and is responsible for domestic and international sales as well as worldwide customer support and service. His extensive industry relationships, coupled with his strategic approach to selling, are keys to helping Actelis’ valued customers accelerate broadband deployments and success. Giuliano has a strong international background, including working with a diverse mix of cultures and geographies. Prior to joining Actelis, Giuliano held executive sales positions at Purcell Systems, Reefpoint (now Genband), Mangrove Systems, Ascend, Cascade, Sycamore, Lucent, and Atrica. He has a BS degree in marketing from Niagara University.

 

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Georgine Nordin

Vice President, Business Operations
Georgine Nordin is the Vice President of Business Operations for Actelis. In this role she manages Actelis’ Business Development, Strategic Partnerships, Contracts, Sales Operations, Information Systems and Technologies, and Third Party Logistics, Trade Compliance and Traffic. Nordin joined Actelis in 2011, bringing more than 25 years of experience within the networking and telecommunication industries to the company. Playing a vital role in the ongoing, strategic growth of Actelis, she is a senior executive who has a broad range of global, cross-functional expertise in sales and marketing, operations, business development and channel partners. Prior to joining Actelis, Nordin held numerous leadership positions at Ericsson, Redback Networks and Network Equipment Technologies. She attended San Jose State University, San Jose, California.

 

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Amit Priebatch

Vice President, Technology

Bringing more than 25 years of telecommunications and cellular industry experience to Actelis, Amit Priebatch is responsible for driving Actelis’ technology development and aligning it with the company’s overall vision and worldwide go-to-market strategies. Prior to joining Actelis, Mr. Priebatch held leading roles in ADC, GEOTEK, Qualcomm and DSPC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, cum laude, from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University.

 

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Shimon Kringel

Vice President, Operations

With more than two decades of experience in manufacturing, operations and engineering that includes manufacturability, value engineering, continuous improvement initiatives and cost-savings activities, Shimon Kringel is responsible for managing Actelis’ operations from the company’s Petach-Tikva, Israel corporate office. In this role Mr. Kringel has responsibility for Supply Chain, Quality, Production Engineering, NPI and IT/IS functions. Prior to joining Actelis in 1999, Mr. Kringel served as a software engineer at ECI Telecom (formerly Tadiran Telecom), where he was responsible for developing and integrating hardware and software of high-speed telecommunication devices (ATM, Ethernet, T1/E1 and ISDN). Mr. Kringel has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from OU in Israel.

 

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Danit Neeman

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Bringing more than 10 years of telecom and financial industry experience to Actelis, Danit Neeman is responsible for Finance and Administration Management functions, including financial planning and execution of budgets, processes and efficiencies, as well as Human Resources. Prior to joining Actelis, Ms. Neeman was a worldwide controller at Sheer Networks Inc., a networking company that was acquired by Cisco Systems. At Sheer Networks Inc., she was responsible for the overall financial and reporting activities of the company and its subsidiaries worldwide. Previous experience also includes managerial positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young as a financial auditor of high-tech companies. Ms. Neeman is a certified public accountant (CPA) in Israel and in the U.S. She holds a BA in accounting and economics from Tel-Aviv University and an LLM in Law from Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

 

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Ze’ev Rom

Vice President, Finance & Administration, Site Manager, Israel

Bringing more than 15 years of experience to Actelis, Ze’ev Rom is the Site Manager of Actelis’ corporate office located in Petach-Tikva, Israel, where he is responsible for Finance and Administration Management functions, including financial planning and execution of budgets, processes and efficiencies, as well as Human Resources. Prior to joining Actelis, Mr. Rom was head of the Finance department at Teledata Networks Ltd, a high-speed communications company, where he was responsible for all finance activities of the company and its subsidiaries worldwide. He also served as a controller at D&B Israel, responsible for the accounting department. Mr. Rom holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Bar-IIan University in Israel.

 

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David Dunphy

Vice President, Marketing

David Dunphy has over 20 years of experience spanning product marketing, product management, and related consulting roles in service operator, professional services, vendor,  consulting and analyst organizations. Prior to joining Actelis, Mr. Dunphy held Senior Product Manager roles at AT&T GIS, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Product Management roles at WinStar, and provided product marketing and product management consulting for 10 years to over 40 operators and vendors worldwide as cofounder and principal at consultancies Telecom Strategy Partners and Technology Marketing Resources, Mr. Dunphy was also VP of Network Infrastructure analysis at Ovum, Principal Analyst of Optical Infrastructure at Current Analysis, and a project manager at Ashland Oil/Valvoline.  He earned his MBA at Duke University and has a Bachelor’s of Science in telecom systems management from Ohio University. 

 

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Gal Septon

Vice President, Product Management

Since joining Actelis in 2007, Gal Septon’s leadership and proven experience in product management have helped Actelis grow into the world’s#1 leading global supplier of Ethernet over Copper solutions. As Actelis’ AVP of Product Management, Septon focuses on Actelis’ day-to-day-operations and leading the company’s product development and technology strategy. Prior to joining Actelis, he served as Director of Carrier Product Management and Marketing at RiT Technologies, where he was responsible for the overall carrier product line, including business development, marketing and product management. Septon has a MBA, cum laude, in marketing management from the Israeli College of Management, and a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in industrial engineering from Ben Gurion University.

 

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Nir Maor

Vice President, R&D

Nir Maor brings extensive R&D background following over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and IDF. Nir Maor who joined Actelis at 2001 held several positions within the Actelis’ R&D group. Mr. Maor responsibilities include leading the execution of Actelis technology strategy, building and managing the R&D team. Prior to joining Actelis Mr. Maor worked as a SW team leader for “Lucent Technologies” developing DWDM Metro-Ethernet platform and for a technology unit in the IDF. Mr. Maor holds a BSC from Ben-Gurion University and an MBA for Tel-Aviv University.